Argentina is a colourful and diverse country. Known for its bustling street culture, natural wonders, and a rich and interesting history, it draws millions of visitors every year, from all corners of the globe. This collection of Flickr photos give a little insight into what Argentina has to offer.
1) Steak-lover’s paradise
Argentina is perhaps best known for its steaks. With the average Argentinean consuming 70kg of beef every year, it’s serious business, and the steaks are considered by many to be the best in the world. Here, a chef in Buenos Aires prepares the finest cuts for hungry restaurant-goers.
2) The dance of passion and intrigue
Tango is possibly Argentina’s most famous export. You’ll find endless venues throughout the country where you can sharpen your skills, or just watch from the edge of the room. The couple in this picture clearly entered into the spirit of things.
3) Where the ground stretches into the sky
Some of the Andes’ tallest peaks are in Argentina, several of which are higher than 6000m. This photograph shows that away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the country has some beautiful natural wonders.
4) A bird’s eye view
Situated in the subtropical north of the country, Iguazu Falls is a breathtaking natural phenomenon and a must-see for anyone visiting the region. This aerial photograph shows why it’s so popular.
5) Frozen wonder
One of the world’s most dynamic and accessible ice fields, Perito Moreno Glacier is the centrepiece of southern Argentina. From a series of vantage points, visitors can safely witness huge pieces of ice crashing into the sea throughout the day.
6) Lights, camera, action!
Fashion is taken very seriously in Buenos Aires, and this snap of the city’s Fashion Week captures the excitement of the proceedings. A stylish metropolitan area at any time, it truly buzzes during fashion week, and people-watchers will enjoy seeing the flamboyant and fashion-forward residents strutting their stuff.
7) Modern art
The capital has a strong street art culture, and there’s plenty of artistic graffiti throughout the city. Visitors can even take part in a guided tour of the most interesting spots. This picture shows off the bright and colourful vibe of the area.
8) Historic beauty
There’s some fascinating architecture throughout Buenos Aires as this photo of a city bank demonstrates. Whether you enjoy old-fashioned facades that have stood the test of time, or new and funky designs, there’ll definitely be something that catches your eye.
9) Treat yourself
When visiting Argentina, you’re never too far away from a street seller, offering locally produced goodies and treats to sustain you throughout the day. This picture shows a stall getting ready to sell freshly squeezed orange juice to the thirsty public.
10) The country’s footballing elite
Football is taken very seriously in Argentina, whether it’s a game in the street amongst friends, or an international game in a packed-out stadium. It’s understandable then why many travellers include a match on their itinerary. This picture shows the national team ready for action.
Demonstrating just how diverse the country is, this collection of photos proves that visitors to Argentina need never be short of ideas to keep them occupied. If you’re planning a trip, why not try to see at least a few of these sights on your travels?